Legislation and Regulation

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

The LTB is established under the Residential Tenancies Act to:

  • resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, and eviction applications from non-profit housing co-operatives, through mediation or adjudication
  • provide information to landlords, tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the RTA
  • provide information about LTB’s practices and procedures

Regulations of the Residential Tenancies Act

A regulation provides details about how a part of the act is applied or interpreted. When the RTA says that something is “prescribed,” it means that more details will be found in a regulation.

  • Regulation 516/06 contains rules about the application of the RTA including applications for above guideline rent increases, calculation and payment of rent, and rent reductions.
  • Regulation 517/06 describes the maintenance standards for a rental unit that are referenced in section 224 of the RTA.
  • Regulation 394/10 sets out rules that apply when a suite meter is installed in a rental unit, including rules about rent reduction and what part of the utility costs the landlord pays and what part the tenant pays.
  • Regulation 9/18 describes the types of tenancies that must use the standard lease form and contains rules for additional terms in the standard lease.

The Statutory Powers Procedure Act

The Statutory Powers Procedure Act provides a general framework for the conduct of hearings before Ontario’s administrative tribunals including the LTB.